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Old 10 September 2016, 20:52   #1
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Mechanical HDD works in SX32Pro but known good A1200 CF/SDs wont.

I have an SX32Pro and I've been trying to set up a compact flash card to it.
I've tried several adapters, cards and cables but they don't show up in the early boot nor hdtools even though they work on my A1200 w/ KS3.0. I have seen some setups that work and I have tried the same card and adapter.

I have a mechanical drive from A1200 and it works. I don't use any custom bootcode and the disks I've tried are different sizes and filesystems.
I've also tried a bigger psu and the stock cd32 one (and I think the mechanical drive and a floppy drive would eat up more power than an CF card)

Any suggestions?
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Old 10 September 2016, 22:33   #2
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This indeed is a fine pickle, it would appear that the Amiga A1200 native IDE is a little more forgiving/compatible compared to the SX32Pro.

I will say have a check with this thread - it may prove relevant to your project.

I suspect that the SX32 requires an adaptor for "True IDE", I think these are available from www.Amigakit.com and www.Vesalia.de - I would contact them first to ensure these devices do work with the SX32
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Old 21 September 2016, 23:36   #3
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Thanks Zetro,
I know a lot of people have use the same adapters and visually identical cf cards as me but they don't get recognized, neither a cheap pata ide ssd but the mechanical drives work. I have mostly tried PFS3AIO disks. I guess I need to try my luck with TrueIDE.

Your adapter thread sounds interesting and cheap for that matter so perhaps I'll splash ten euros on that as well
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